Celtics news: Jayson Tatum gets Chaminade College Preparatory High School jersey retired
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Jayson Tatum gets Chaminade College Preparatory High School jersey retired

Jayson Tatum

For an athlete, there is no higher honor than retiring your jersey in a special place you played for. At such a young age, Celtic forward Jayson Tatum just got that honor from his high school.

Chaminade College Preparatory School gave back and honored their former star by retiring his jersey number 22 two years after he graduated. The honor was well within reason. He led Chaminade to a state championship in 2016 and his 2,676 high school points are the most in school history.

A picture on his Instagram shows a photo of him holding his framed jersey captioned “Had the honor of getting my high school jersey retired this morning!”

A three-time Missouri Class 5 Player of the Year, Tatum had his best season at Chaminade as a senior. He averaged 29.6 points, 9.1 rebounds per game.

After he spent his freshman year of college at Duke, decided to enter the 2017 NBA draft.

The Boston Celtics third overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, he is talented and mature way beyond his years. Despite being a rookie, he has shown that he has what it takes to be a key contributor even at the biggest stage of the NBA playoffs.

He was playoff averages were 18.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.2 steals.

With a new season quickly approaching, the Celtics are poised to make a massive comeback with their young core and All-stars intact. There is no telling what Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics can achieve this season.